Hugo Campos is a thought-leading crusader in the e-Patient movement. He is passionate about participatory medicine, connected health, and patient empowerment through the use of technology. After fainting on a train platform in 2007, two misdiagnoses, and the urgent implant of a cardiac defibrillator, he realized how crucial it is for patients to fully engage in their own health care. Campos advocates for the rights of patients with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators to gain electronic access to the data collected by their devices. “Everything changed,” said Hugo Campos, reflecting on the day in 2007 when he fainted on a subway platform, just miles from home. Two misdiagnoses later plus the urgent implant of a cardiac defibrillator awakened a passion in Campos: to fully engage in his own health care and collaborate with health care providers in any and all decisions - and, in the process, inspire other patients to follow suit. In the months following his device implant surgery, Campos launched a blog, founded the ICD User Group, and embraced a brave new world of patient advocacy through social media. He is passionate about participatory medicine, connected health and patient empowerment through the use of technology. Campos advocates for the rights of patients with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators to gain electronic access to the data collected by their devices. He believes that access is crucial to getting a complete picture of one’s health and can even help spark better health outcomes. In 2011, he shared the story of his journey from patient to consumer of health care to patient rights crusader at TedX Cambridge. He has been interviewed by numerous U.S. and international publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, NPR, Technology Review, Slate, O Estade de S. Paulo and MedGadget Espanol. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Campos moved to the United States in the early ’90s to study graphic arts. He’s worked in many roles at big and small marketing and advertising agencies in the Bay Area and advertising agencies in the Bay area.
Thank You for Making this Year's Symposium a Success!
THANK YOU to our Speakers, Exhibitors, Sponsors and Attendees for making Symposium 2014 the best ever!
Save the date for the 12th Annual Connected Health Symposium: October 29 and 30, 2015 at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center.
October 30, 2014: Technology Speaks at the Connected Health Symposium
Oct 30, 2014: Engagement is King: Will Data Sharing Concerns Prevent Healthcare Progress?
Oct 29, 2014: UA Employees Honored for Their Work
Oct 29, 2014: Doctors are pushing Google Glass to its engineering limits
Oct 29, 2014: 5 Things We Discovered at Last Week’s Connected Health Symposium
Oct 28, 2014: Connected Health takes the stage at Partners symposium
EMR & EHR
Oct 28, 2014: Five new technologies from the 2014 Connected Health Symposium
Boomer Health Tech Watch
Oct. 29, 2014: Connected Health Takes the Stage at Partners Symposium
Oct 28, 2014: Population Health and Wearables out of a Sci-Fi Film
HealthIT and mHealth
Oct 27, 2014: Pharma-mHealth project looks to move 'beyond the pill'
Oct 24, 2014: Providers and vendors react to Karen DeSalvo's resignation
Oct 24, 2014: Connected Health companies highlight potential solutions, and what needs to be done to fill
Oct 24, 2014: Can doctors make consumers want better health?
Oct 24, 2014: Telehealth adopters could learn some lessons from VA on how to reach patients
Oct 24, 2014: Relaunched health IT company offers MDs chronic condition patient data between visits
Oct 24, 2014: What will it take to spur regular use of wearables? (Hint, better integration)
Oct 23, 2014: What’s holding telemedicine adoption back?
Oct 23, 2014: Viewing patient engagement through the lens of pathology
Oct 23, 2014: Connected Health Symposium focused on mHealth gear
Pathable - Learn. Network. Connect.
If you are attending the Symposium in October, please join our online community on Pathable! Set up your profile and network with Speakers and other attendees!
Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy About Health Care in America, written and performed by Greg LaGana, M.D., and Barry Levy, M.D., highlights issues of concern to healthcare workers, patients, and others.
Greg LaGana, Brad Ross, and Barry Levy, who will be performing Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy About Health Care in America at the Symposium
SENSOREE crafts wearable technology and interactive installations promoting 'extimacy' or externalized intimacy.
Photo by Gayle Laird
Hooked: A Workshop on Building Habit-Forming Products
In an age of ever-increasing distractions, quickly creating customer habits is an important characteristic of successful products.
Join Nir Eyal, author of "Hooked" and Symposium keynoter in this special workshop, Wednesday, October 22, 6-9pm.